Definition: This entry includes three subfields. Total area is the sum of all land and water areas delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines. Land area is the aggregate of all surfaces delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines, excluding inland water bodies (lakes, reservoirs, rivers). Water area is the sum of the surfaces of all inland water bodies, such as lakes, reservoirs, or rivers, as delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014See also: Area map
Tampa Bay area racer David Steele remembered by racing community across country
wfla.com - 3/27/2017 4:27:17 PM
(WFLA) – The racing world is mourning the shocking death of a local Sprint car driver. David Steele died in a crash at the Desoto Speedway over the weekend that was caught on video. He’s now being remembered in Tampa and across the country. On Saturday ...
The world's top 10 companies, ranked by reputation
Business Insider - 3/27/2017 12:02:25 PM
To compile the rankings, the Reputation Institute collected more than 240,000 ratings from 15 countries ... in the world is due to its incredibly high reputation for products and services. It was in the top 10 for every category in those areas.
CHART: Where The World's Refugees Are
NPR News - 3/27/2017 12:42:23 AM
That explains why the top refugee-hosting countries neighbor conflict areas like South Sudan and Syria ... We rely very heavily on support of the governments of the world." The U.S., for example, has given $5.9 billion in humanitarian aid to Syria since ...
Chinese Media: Ally North Korea Is ‘The Most Insecure Country in the World’
Breitbart News - 3/22/2017 11:57:01 PM
“North Korea has claimed to have nuclear weapons, but also has become the most insecure country in the world,” the authors argue ... tours around North Korea’s mountainous Kosong port area. North Korea also issued a rare condemnation of China ...
The World Happiness Report is out and the U.S. has fallen. Sad!
Washington Post - 3/20/2017 10:01:53 AM
The World Happiness Report rankings are based on data ... by the absence of corruption in business and government.” All the countries in the top 10 scored highly in those six areas, with Norway as the leading example of how those factors contribute ...
Catholics are bringing health care to one of the world's poorest countries
Catholic News Agency - 3/28/2017 11:39:46 AM
Port au Prince, Haiti, Mar 28, 2017 / 05:37 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholics are banding together to bring life-saving health care to rural areas in one of the poorest countries in the world. “The key thing that I saw was partnership. Catholic Medical ...
Far from being finished, Trump has given the EU a chance to lead the world
CNN - 3/24/2017 3:47:53 PM
At least in selected policy areas. Much has been said recently ... the most extensive election observation missions in the world. Moreover, they host far more refugees than any other developed country (except Turkey). The US, meanwhile, spends well under ...
World Water Day: one in four children will live with water scarcity by 2040
The Guardian - 3/22/2017 12:12:32 AM
As industrialisation and demographic shifts increase consumption, areas of south Asia and the Middle ... water management policies upstream”. Across the world, the UN’s report says that 36 countries are facing extremely high levels of water stress ...
This Is How Many Barrels of Oil the 13 OPEC Countries Produced Last Month
Billings Gazette - 3/24/2017 5:46:36 AM
For instance, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Iraq have some of the cheapest oil production in the world. Sitting on massive, shallow, land-based oilfields, these countries have cash production costs less than $10 per barrel in many areas. On the other hand ...
Hollande: Europe can beat protectionism by working with Asia
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 3/27/2017 10:43:41 AM
In March, the world's top economic powers dropped ... on Strategic Partnership in 2012 to strengthen ties in areas such as trade and investment, defense and space technology. On Monday, the two countries pledged to ramp up collaboration in sectors such ...
Greater Bay Area new highlight in China's economy
ECNS - 3/26/2017 3:42:32 AM
World's top "bay area initiatives," such as Bay Area near ... "The Greater Bay Area covers less than one percent of the country's land area and its population accounts for less than five percent of the total. However, it created 13 percent of the nation's ...
Oregon State baseball earns first consensus No. 1 ranking since 2007 College World Series title
OregonLive - 3/27/2017 6:07:30 PM
The consensus No. 1 ranking is the first for Oregon State since the team won the 2007 College World Series. Arizona entered as the No. 6 team in the country with the best ... Oregon State will stay in the Bay Area for a three-game series against Stanford ...
Maine Compass: Truly great countries like ours also need to be good world citizens
Centralmaine - 3/28/2017 9:09:26 AM
Today, we live in a world of unprecedented health and wealth disparities, and in a country in seeming retreat from its responsibilities ... it proposes to make dramatic cuts in many other areas, including foreign aid and global health.
Video: Selena Gomez and The Weeknd were chased by fans in Brazil
Chron - 3/27/2017 12:02:25 PM
Gomez has been escorting her boyfriend around the country during his world tour for support ... Click below for the top news from around the Houston area and beyond. Sign up for our newsletters to be the first to learn about breaking news and more.
World TB Day: Ghanaians urged to unite to end TB
Ghana Broadcasting Corporation - 3/24/2017 8:45:33 AM
This year's national celebration of the world Tuberculosis Day ... to the mining activities in the area. Tuberculosis still remains a silent killer today and continues to be among the ten top killer diseases in the country. Tarkwa and Obuasi were the ...